Members in Los Angeles Union Petition for Vote on Leadership Pact With Mayor
The battle over who should control the public schools in Los Angeles continues to escalate, with a group of teachers challenging their union leaders’ decision to support Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s bid to win some authority over schools.
Calling themselves the Coalition for Union Democracy, the teachers have successfully petitioned for a unionwide vote on the controversial matter. But any internal referendum—which is triggered by a petition signed by at least 500 members of the local—is not likely to happen before state lawmakers vote...
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